From the Editors Desk
Welcome to the latest issue of the High Tech AIDCourier. The first issue in 2009.
This last month seems to have been very slow for news in our industry. As we move further into January we are starting to see things pick up. Like many other industries we have been hit by the current economic climate. However, I am seeing things that suggest that companies need the technology more than ever. This could bode well for the industry if we are able to take advantage of it. Get your best marketing hats on and work out those ROI potentials.
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Technology News Briefs
The holidays have slowed things down as far as meetings are concerned but there has been no slow down in the amount of work that is underway. We have seen ballots for 18000-7 and 18000-3 close and a new ballot for 18000-6 start. If you have an interest in these standards, then let me know.
If you want more information on ISO standardization or on any issue of RFID standardization, then email email@example.com.
Radio Frequency IdentificationCouncil of Supply Chain Management Professionals'
Had'em rolling in the aisles
RFID's Security Problem
Are U.S. passport cards and truly secure?
Firms win Defense contracts
To provide new RFID technology
Becomes TSA-approved vendor
Pre-Tagged RFID Computer Gear
RFID Technology Enters
The Celebrity Big Brother House
RF Code Announces
On-Command Beaconing Solution for its Active RFID Tags
Financial institutions collaborate
List requirements for RFID Data Center Asset Tracking Standard
What every RF engineer should know
Roadmap to ubiquity
Are being enrolled in a Global Biometric ID program
Obama may spend a billion on biometrics
Winners of $497 million biometrics contract
Deportee scams biometric screener
IDUK ID card scheme
Catches first illegal immigrant
EU raids smart card chipmakers
(More) suspicions of price fixing
Healthcare and Life SciencesEurope May Mandate
Barcodes For Drugs
Ohio hospital uses RFID
For asset tracking
PrivacyNew California law
Prohibits RFID 'skimming'
Lawmaker Targets RFID
In Privacy Push
RFID Tags - Smart Idea
Or Invasion of Privacy?
For Implementing RFID Privacy Guidelines
Bar CodeMicrosoft Tag
For SmartPhone and iPhone
Needs to sell more assets to survive
RFID World Conference Expands Focus
To Additional Technologies and Software
Press ReleasesA regular feature of HighTechAIDCourier will be a review of interesting press releases from around the world. Please send your press releases to firstname.lastname@example.org, but do not forget to include a URL to the full release on your web site. Here are this month’s selections:
ASK receives “the best Entrepreneur of the Year” prestigious BFM award
Sophia, January 13, 2009 ASK has been awarded the 2008 “Best Entrepreneur of the year” BFM award for the South-Eastern area of France. This award acknowledges the company’s founder who benefited from an outstanding visibility over the year
AIM North America Taps Two Executives for the Board of Directors
Warrendale, Pa. - January 6, 2009 - AIM North America (NA) announced today the election of two industry executives to its seven-member Board of Directors. These industry leaders took office on January 1, 2009 for a three-year term.
ASK-intTag is born, the US JV between ASK and WS Packaging
GREEN BAY, Wis., December 8, 2008 WS Packaging Group, Inc. and ASK, a France-headquartered company with worldwide customers, have formed ASK-intTag™, a joint venture that will manufacture and market contactless cards and tickets for U.S. and Canadian markets.
AIM Global Announces Availability of Grid Matrix Code
New Bar Code is Designed to Encode Chinese Character Set Efficiently
Warrendale, PA – December 16, 2008 – AIM Global, the trade association recognized as the worldwide authority on automatic identification and mobility, today announced the public availability of International Symbology Specification-Grid Matrix.
Savi Wins Role on U.S. Department of Defense's RFID III Contract Vehicle
All U.S. Defense Services, Federal Agencies and Allied International Defense Forces Can Order from RFID III Contract
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Savi(R), a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company and provider of RFID-based supply chain products and solutions, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to compete for future task orders under the RFID III procurement contracting vehicle.
Learn about the World Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology Market
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Wireless industry is available in its catalogue.
World Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology Market
Biometric Services International LLC (BSI) Receives ISO/IEC 17025 Re-Accreditation for Biometric Scenario, Technology and Operational Testing - December 17, 2008
Morgantown, WV - BSI today announced that it has been approved for continued ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation [General Requirements for Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories] by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) in the Information Technology field of testing.
Florida Hospital Chooses WaveMark's RTIM Solution to Optimize High-Value Inventory and Workflow
Inventory Management Solution Will Track over 4,000 Products in New Ginsburg Cardiac Tower
LITTLETON, Mass., Dec 17, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WaveMark, Inc., a leading provider of real-time inventory management (RTIM) solutions for high value medical products, today announced its clinical inventory management solution, WaveMark CIMS(TM), has been selected by Florida Hospital to manage the hospital's high value, specialty inventory.
The Final CommentWe always try to find something to keep away those boring evenings while you wait to get back to work. This month is no exception, try these:
Even Santa can go a little holiday crazy
More exciting than circling classified ads!
Is it a car, is it a plane?
Yes it is real. But it hasn’t flown yet. It is however only $148k and they have orders.
History Buffs' Heaven
Figure out the card trick
Printable maps of the U.S.
Hard-to-find 800 Numbers: here they are!
800 Phone Numbers.net
Jet-powered bug (includes sound, QuickTime required)
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